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The Resource 'Conceal, Create, Confuse' : Deception as a British Battlefield Tactic in the First World War, Martin Davies, (electronic resource)

'Conceal, Create, Confuse' : Deception as a British Battlefield Tactic in the First World War, Martin Davies, (electronic resource)

Label
'Conceal, Create, Confuse' : Deception as a British Battlefield Tactic in the First World War
Title
'Conceal, Create, Confuse'
Title remainder
Deception as a British Battlefield Tactic in the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Martin Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the British Army's endeavours during the Great War to deceive the enemy and trick him into weakening his defences and redeploying his reserves. In this year-by-year account, Martin Davies shows how Sir John French and Sir Douglas Haig actively encouraged their Army commanders to employ trickery so that all attacks should come as a 'complete surprise' to the enemy. The methods of concealment of real military artefacts and the creation of dummy ones were ingenious enough but the real art lay in the development of geographically dispersed deception plans which disguised the real time and place of attack and forced the enemy to defend areas threatened by fake operations. Some of these plans, such as disguising mules as tanks and creating dummy airfields bordered on the farcical but were often amazingly effective. The driving force behind the deception plans was GHQ and the Army commanders, further dispelling the myth of 'Lions led by Donkeys'. Evidence shows that the British Army employed deception to advantage in all their theatres of operation
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CtWfDGI
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1965-
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Davies, Martin
Dewey number
  • 940.4/8641
  • 940.4/8641
Index
no index present
LC call number
U167.5.D37
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Deception (Military science)
Target audience
adult
Label
'Conceal, Create, Confuse' : Deception as a British Battlefield Tactic in the First World War, Martin Davies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk3OTA4NQ==
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unknown
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frd00011433
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780750979085
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not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750979085
  • (Sirsi) b1465306
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Label
'Conceal, Create, Confuse' : Deception as a British Battlefield Tactic in the First World War, Martin Davies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk3OTA4NQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750979085
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750979085
  • (Sirsi) b1465306
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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